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A Little Piece of Heaven

A Little Piece of Heaven This was my childhood church. It's only maintenance has been a new coat of paint, other than that it hasn't changed in 60 years. I went to school just up the hill so the bus...

North Fork Ranger Cabin

North Fork Ranger Cabin Located west of Millarville just past the Quirk Creek Plant on Three Point Creek is the Chinook Ranch owned by John and Ismae Ballachey. Bordering on the forest reserve known...

Black Wolf

Black Wolf The wolf is one of the most iconic animals in North America. The stories, myths and legends have been passed down for generations. They are elusive as well as very capable predators. In...

Eagle

Eagle The Eagle is one of the most recognizable birds of prey in the world. The subject of legends since man has roamed the earth. The symbol of Democracy recognized the world over.  He flies’...

Magic In A Puddle

Magic In A Puddle Admit it, we have all been there. It's as if there is something in the glistening little piece of water that is beckoning, daring or demanding you break the stillness and create...
Eagle

Eagle

Eagle The Eagle is one of the most recognizable birds of prey in the world. The subject of legends since man has roamed the earth. The symbol of...

Magic In A Puddle

Magic In A Puddle

Magic In A Puddle Admit it, we have all been there. It's as if there is something in the glistening little piece of water that is beckoning, daring or demanding you break the stillness and create some waves. Then of course you have to touch it. That leads to a number of other activities. If you...

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The Rough Stock Pen

The Rough Stock Pen

The Rough Stock Pen Brighten your day with an impressionistic style digital oil painting of a group of very colorful horses. Referenced by a photograph I took in  Pueblo, Colorado at the Pike Peak Rodeo during a rodeo trip with my son. Pike's Peak is one of my favorite Rodeos, the Volds certainly...

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Calving Time

Calving Time

Calving Time Calving time comes once a year. Signaling a new beginning. Long nights with little sleep, concern for the mamas and their newborns is the order of the season. Calves in the kitchen by the fire box, bottle feeding, looking after that cranky mamma cow who needs medical attention,...

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The Wolf

The Wolf

The Wolf All the time I spent in the high country of Southern Alberta I never got to actually see a wolf. Oh they were there and when we were following wild horses they would follow us. Tracks everywhere but no I never got to see one up close. I find them facinating and of course beautiful. Today...

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Canadian Ice Fields

Canadian Ice Fields

I Canadian Ice Fields This painting was referenced from a picture my sister took of the Canadian Ice Fields on a helicopter trip she took with my Mom. If you have never seen the Rockies from the cockpit of a chopper you don't know what you are missing. It puts the full expanse of some of the most...

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A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love There is a certain peace that overcomes me when I chance to see a mother with her newborn foal. So many questions come to mind, how tall are you going to be, will you be atheletic, will you have a sensible mind and a good attitude. It seems like an eternity waiting for a foal to...

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Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

Learning To Swim The Salt River wild horses spend a great deal of time in the river. This mare is teaching her colt ways of the river and the best way to navigate the water. This painting was referenced  with permission by Gary Odell an photographer who spends a great deal of time with theses...

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Red Painted Horse

Red Painted Horse

 Red Painted Horse Who doesn't like a bit of color? Paint horses come in a multitude of patterns and colors and you never know just what you are going to get. I have never raised paint horses but I can imagine the anticipation of the birth of a new foal is extra exciting when you are hoping for a...

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A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns With the sun rise we are given a brand new day to do with as we will. Yesterday is over and never to return. Today is new, just for you to do the things that need to be done or things you want to do. I am a sunrise person. Greeting the day as an adventure not yet realized wondering...

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Charolais Girls

Charolais Girls

The Charolais Girls  Copyright C. Kelts 2019 Curious by nature cows can brighten your day if you give them a chance to. This pastel oil, referenced by a photograpy I took as I was passing a ranch in North Texas close to the Red River. As soon as I stopped they came over for a visit that turned...

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Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren Measured in ounces, no neck to speak of, a body shaped like a walnut and a tail that stands at attention a good deal of the time. One of the most common wrens know for it's distinctive vocalizations. This little bird is a fighter that I affectionately call the neighborhood terrorist....

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